101 Graduates: Celebrating a major Digital Works milestone at Fort Campbell hub — home of the 101st Screaming Eagles

Providing digital job training and placement for veterans, military spouses in the midst of the pandemic Fort Campbell, KY (July 13, 2021) – Last week, Digital Works (DW), a Connected Nation (CN) initiative, celebrated a huge accomplishment: officially training 101 graduates out of its Fort Campbell, Kentucky hub. The Digital Works program at Fort Campbell provides digital jobs training and …

How Connected Nation is tackling the high rates of unemployment among military spouses and veterans

Frankfort, KY (June 16, 2021) – The nation’s military spouses face some of the highest unemployment rates in the country. Recognizing the need to take action Connected Nation (CN), through its Digital Works (DW) program has been  working to change that.  This afternoon, CN Chairman & CEO, Tom Ferree, along with Executive Vice President of Planning and Development, Chris Pedersen, …

State and local leaders just got more than $350 billion in federal funding. This is how it can help veterans, military spouses

Fort Campbell and Louisville, Kentucky (June 7, 2021) – Our nation’s leaders have an unprecedented opportunity to help veterans and military spouses in their states, counties and cities, but only if they act now. The Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Funds recently allocated $350 billion across states, territories and tribal governments to be used for COVID-related economic recovery activities. Before …

Digital Works Launches a New Program at Fort Campbell, This is Why It Matters

Oak Grove, KY (March 12, 2020) – Military spouses and veterans in the Fort Campbell area have the opportunity to take part in a new job training and placement assistance program that allows them the flexibility to work anywhere. Digital Works, a program of Connected Nation (CN), launched its newest facility in February located across from Fort Campbell and is …

Digital Works Marks its First Day of Classes in Fort Campbell Facility

Fort Campbell, KY (February 4, 2020) –Digital Works (DW) opened its doors yesterday to ten participants for the first day of classes at a new facility. It’s located across from Fort Campbell in southern Kentucky. This  location is focused specifically on bringing work-from-home jobs training and placement assistance to military spouses, veterans, and select dependents. Military spouses have some of …

Digital Works Non-Profit Helps Veterans, Military Spouses Find Jobs

Published by ClarksvilleNow FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – Digital Works, a Connected Nation initiative, will be opening a new facility in Fort Campbell, Ky that will help military spouses and veterans receive free job training and job placement for remote work opportunities. “Access to remote jobs is crucial for many military families, who often are required to relocate,” said Alex Zapetis, …

New Report: Expanding Broadband, Digital Skills Critical to America’s Future

by Jessica Denson, Communications Director Connected Nation Louisville, Ky. (November 21, 2019) – The Benton Institute for Broadband & Society recently released a report that calls broadband (high-speed internet) “the most transformative technology of our generation.” It can grow the American economy, empower workers, and strengthen communities. “For many Americans, lack of broadband access means having less opportunity than their …

Kentucky’s Military Affairs Executive Director Honored with Broadband Visionary Award

Frankfort, Ky. (August 19, 2019) – Connected Nation (CN) honored Colonel M. Blaine Hedges, USA (Retired) on Monday, August 19, with the 2019 Broadband Visionary Award. This prestigious, national award recognizes individuals who demonstrate exceptional and innovative leadership in the application of broadband and its related technologies. “Colonel Hedges saw early on how high-speed internet could help address a chronic …

Connected Nation and Second Lady’s Staff Discuss Military Families

Washington, D.C. (June 6, 2019) – Connected Nation visited the offices of the Second Lady of the United States, Karen Pence, today to discuss the needs of military families. Retired Col. Blaine Hedges joined CN’s Chairman & CEO, Tom Ferree, and Vice President of Government Affairs, Brent Legg, for the visit. The trio met with Mrs. Pence’s staff members to …